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Ayuda & HBA-DC Release Notario Fraud Prevention Videos

Wednesday, January 17, 2018  
 
On International Migrants Day, the HBA-DC and Ayuda announce the release of three innovative videos in Spanish to provide legal rights information to the District community. The three short videos aim to prevent legal services scams in an era of increased immigration enforcement and the cancelation of multiple long-standing immigration programs that had provided lawful status and work authorization to tens of thousands of immigrants living in the DMV area. The videos, shot from the perspective of an immigrant consumer, contrast the experiences of working with a non-attorney “notario” to that of working with a qualified attorney.  “These videos are the latest iteration of public outreach HBA-DC has undertaken over the last 40 years to help ensure the most vulnerable in the Latino community are not victims of charlatans posing as attorneys,” said HBA-DC President Ben Hernandez-Stern.  These videos were also made possible by Ayuda and Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia as a production of the Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant program.

The videos and eleven short clips are available here and on the HBA-DC YouTube page

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